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International Journal of Plant & Soil Science

International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, ISSN: 2320-7035,Vol.: 15, Issue.: 4


Strategic Analysis of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Market Chain in Ethiopia a Case of Humera District


Lemlem Woldegebriel Hagose1*

1Humera Agricultural Research Center, Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia.




Humera is the well-known area in producing quality sesame seed. Both commercial and smallholder farmers involved but it can divide to individual farmer, Investors and farmer associations. About 30 percent of the country's total sesame seed production comes from Humera, Tigray. Sesame is a high-value edible oil that is exported to china, Japan, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Information for the analysis was collected through a desk study with secondary sources from internet and previous information. After reviewing available data, sesame value chain was identified. The PESTEC, quantitative and qualitative and other analysis was done. Due to different factors, the yield and productivity has been low with high post-harvest loses. These factors include high cost of production, ineffective disease, pest control measures, limited improved variety, poor market infrastructure, frequent droughts and erratic rainfall, disease and pests’ outbreaks, and poor infrastructural development. To reduce post harvest loses, stakeholders must work together to improve the income of smallholder farmers and investors as well as to increase the amount of sesame export.


Keywords :

Sesame; value chain map; challenges and opportunities; stakeholders.


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DOI : 10.9734/IJPSS/2017/31928

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